Bhakti Sastri

By Madan Sundar Das

Welcome to Bhakti Sastri Course. This course consists of the in-depth study of four books:

  1. Bhagavad-Gita
  2. Nectar of Devotion
  3. Nectar of Instruction
  4. Sri Isopanisad

Srila Prabhupada conceived of it as a part of brahminical training. It is meant for devotees who wants to get a systematic understanding of Srila Prabhupada’s books and thereby enhance both their knowledge and practice of Krsna consciousness and their ability to convey its message.

Starting on 18th June, 2022

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Bhakti Sastri Course Structure
The whole course is divided into 6 units

S.No

1

2

3

4

5

6

Unit

Bhagavad Gita chapters 1- 6

Bhagavad Gita chapters 7- 12

Bhagavad Gita chapters 13- 18

Nectar of Devotion

Ishopanishad

Nectar of Instruction

Details

Starts

18th June, 2022

Duration

Around 2 years

Schedule

Every Saturday
12 pm – 2.30 PM, IST

Language

English

How to attend

Online: ZOOM session

Eligibility

Chanting 16 rounds. Following 4 regulative principles. Recommendation by a local mentor or Temple president of nearest ISKCON temple​

Suggested Prerequisites

To complete following Bhagavad Gita courses
Level 1: Gita Wisdom
Level 2: Gita Essence

Assessment Type

Open book assignments, closed book exams and oral assessment of slokas.

Fee: 3000 / 6000 ₹

Includes fee for student handbook, exam, certificate etc.
INR 3000 is for Indian students & INR 6000 for international students​

Course Assessment
  • As per the rules & regulations of ISKCON Board of Examination, for getting the Bhakti Sastri degree, you must have 75% of attendance in the live sessions. 
  • You need to submit a recommendation letter by an ISKCON authority (your Spiritual Master/GBC member/Temple President/Co-President) who knows you well, certifying your character, sadhana, Brahminical tendencies and being favourably engaged in the preaching mission of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu for at least the previous 12 months. 
  • Kindly note the following options for writing the closed book exams:
    • Visit the temple/center where the exam will be announced
    • Write it under the supervision of one’s mentor or local temple authority
    • Appear online:
      • Answers should be hand written, no electronic devices are allowed for typing.
      • Student would require two cameras. One will cover the student writing the exam from the side while other be kept in front of the student.
      • Immediately after the exam, the student has to scan the answer sheet in front of the front device camera & upload it.
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